It’s a never-ending job, for sure. Each and every choice we make in real time affects and, more accurately, shapes our children’s experience of the world. However, there’s another level of influence, including our past experiences — not to mention those of our parents, and grandparents, that also weigh heavily on our future generations.
Where our ancestors lived, as well as their habits, values, morals, etc., clearly have effects that we pass down through the generations. But what can we say about the legacy of their health status? Did our ancestors smoke, drink or take drugs; did they endure famine or poverty, or fight in a war?